Last year’s A Little Late EP from London emcee Loyle Carner was one of the most heartfelt and confessional releases of 2014. Focusing on his rocky family history (predominantly surrounding issues with his father), tracks such as “Cantona” and “B.F.G” had music journos across the nation (and beyond) welling up as they typed their praises.
After supporting Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ on the UK leg of his world tour, and collaborating and touring with British prophet Kate Tempest last year, Carner comes back today after a short hiatus from releasing tracks with new song “Tierney Terrace”.
Talking to FADER via email, Carner said of the track’s naming:
“Just off Brixton Hill, Tierney Terrace was where my grandparents lived […] It became a bit of a refuge for me when my mum was working late. I learnt a lot from both of them, and at times, felt my grandfather was the only man I could look up to. I wrote this song a while back, after a run-in with my biological dad.”
“Tierney Terrace” takes us back in time to Loyle’s childhood, where he contrasts feelings of emptiness and abandonment with the loving hold and relative safety of his grandparents’ house over rolling drums and haunting organ chords.
Listen To “Tierney Terrace” Above.